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Offshore processing statistics


The turning back of boats has not been as regularly reported, with many details still unclear to the public. In the last Senate estimates, the Government confirmed that so far 827 people had been intercepted on 34 boats. These included a boat of 10 people which was turned back in June 2018, and another one of 17 people from Vietnam, all of whom were sent back to Vietnam.

Note: the apparent ‘peaks’ in this graph are partly caused by unknown data for some boats.

Line graph showing boat turnbacks

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